McCormack delivers $3.6 million for Temora Aged Care Facility
The Nationals’ Member for Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has delivered more than $3.6 million for the Whiddon Group’s Temora aged care facility through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund infrastructure projects stream.
The not-for-profit Whiddon Group’s Temora Aged Care Facility will now be able to push ahead with its plans to construct a two-storey building with resident rooms on each level to improve services for the town’s elderly residents as well as increasing social connectivity for its residents.
The plans will see Greenstone Lodge building closed and a new building erected adjacent to the Narraburra Lodge.
The Whiddon Group has been a part of the Temora community for more than 40 years.
Mr McCormack said there was a high demand for aged care services in the region and the extension of the facility in Temora would help meet increasing need.
“The extension will allow another 50 places with dedicated high-need accommodation,” Mr McCormack said.
“I am delighted to be able to provide the funds necessary to allow this project to commence.
“This will not only benefit older residents in the Temora region, it will lead to new employment opportunities for locals as well with up to 40 full-time equivalent positions as well as jobs in the construction industry.
“This is further proof that the Liberal and Nationals’ Government is committed to the needs of rural and regional Australians.
Temora Shire Mayor Rick Firman welcomed the announcement, saying it was a boon for the community.
“It’s a win-win not only for our seniors, but for the staff and wider community who care deeply about our seniors,” Councillor Firman said.
“They have laid down the foundations of this community and we should look after them appropriately.